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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Middle Tennessee’s basketball honors continued Wednesday morning as junior forward Alex Johnson was selected to the 2017-18 Preseason All-Conference USA Basketball team. The Murfreesboro native made huge contributions the Blue Raiders last season, and she is expected to do the same this season. She averaged 20.2 points per …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor When the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (30-4) started their season, one of their main goals was to show that last season’s stunning victory over Michigan State wasn’t a fluke. Of everyone on the team, redshirt senior JaCorey Williams was ready to make an impact and lead the team …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-4) are in the Conference USA Championship game after two blow-out victories over UTSA and UTEP. Their final hurdle in their quest to their second straight title is the Marshall Thundering Herd (20-14). After defeating Florida Atlantic on Wednesday, the Herd took down …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor It was a heartbreaking ending for the Lady Raiders (21-10) as they fell in semifinal action to the Southern Miss Lady Eagles (23-9) by a final of 59-54. They had a chance late when a personal foul by Southern Miss gave Middle Tennessee the ball with 17 seconds …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-4) are in the Conference USA Championship game after their one-sided 82-56 victory over the UTEP Miners (15-17). While players like JaCorey Williams, Reggie Upshaw and Giddy Potts are the backbone of the team, it’s been the play of guys like Ed Simpson, …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-4) are moving on to the Conference USA Championship game on Saturday night after a dominant 82-56 victory over the UTEP Miners (15-17). After giving up the first basket of the game, the Blue Raiders used a quick 7-0 run to take an …